The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Automated Testing
West Midlands > Coventry
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 36 36
Rank change year-on-year +11 0  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 8 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 3.24% 2.66% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.02% 3.12% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 8
Coventry median daily rate £375 £388 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +29.16%  
10th Percentile £273 £313 £278
90th Percentile £468 £478 £303
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Coventry median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £51.25 - £35.00

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Coventry
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 199 353 235
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 80.57% 85.47% 72.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 1048 624
Coventry median daily rate £413 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +21.21%  
10th Percentile £298 £313 £219
90th Percentile £509 £500 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 18 48
Coventry median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +63.04%  
10th Percentile £14.20 £13.25 £11.61
90th Percentile £53.75 £44.83 £40.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.66% -4.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Coventry.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Coventry

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Automation in Coventry.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Coventry

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Coventry over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Coventry

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation in Coventry.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Coventry

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Coventry region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 16 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 9 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (40.91%) SpecFlow
4 8 (36.36%) BDD
4 8 (36.36%) TDD
5 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (27.27%) Selenium
6 6 (27.27%) .NET
6 6 (27.27%) Scrum
7 5 (22.73%) C#
7 5 (22.73%) Web Services
7 5 (22.73%) Integration Testing
7 5 (22.73%) Domain-Driven Design
7 5 (22.73%) SOLID
8 4 (18.18%) NServiceBus
8 4 (18.18%) User Experience
8 4 (18.18%) QA
8 4 (18.18%) Inversion of Control
8 4 (18.18%) MSTest
8 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
8 4 (18.18%) Entity Framework
8 4 (18.18%) WCF
8 4 (18.18%) .NET Framework
8 4 (18.18%) ReSharper
8 4 (18.18%) Logistics
8 4 (18.18%) Finance
8 4 (18.18%) NUnit
9 3 (13.64%) CRM
9 3 (13.64%) SAP

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (18.18%) NServiceBus
2 1 (4.55%) nginx
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.55%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.55%) GitHub
3 1 (4.55%) IaaS
3 1 (4.55%) PaaS
3 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (40.91%) SpecFlow
2 6 (27.27%) Selenium
3 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
3 4 (18.18%) MSTest
3 4 (18.18%) NUnit
3 4 (18.18%) ReSharper
4 3 (13.64%) MSBuild
4 3 (13.64%) NCover
4 3 (13.64%) NDepend
4 3 (13.64%) NuGet
4 3 (13.64%) StyleCop
5 2 (9.09%) JMeter
5 2 (9.09%) SoapUI
5 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (4.55%) Artifactory
6 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
6 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
6 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
6 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Tester
2 6 (27.27%) Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Automation Tester
3 4 (18.18%) Senior Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Test Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) .NET Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Agile Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Azure Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Integration Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Ethical Hacker
5 1 (4.55%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Non-Functional Tester
5 1 (4.55%) QA Automation Tester
5 1 (4.55%) QA Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) .NET
2 5 (22.73%) Web Services
3 4 (18.18%) .NET Framework
3 4 (18.18%) Entity Framework
3 4 (18.18%) WCF
4 3 (13.64%) NHibernate
5 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
5 2 (9.09%) CSS
5 2 (9.09%) HTML
5 2 (9.09%) HTML5
5 2 (9.09%) SOAP
6 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
6 1 (4.55%) Apache Cordova
6 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (4.55%) Dapper ORM
6 1 (4.55%) LESS
6 1 (4.55%) MSMQ
6 1 (4.55%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (4.55%) REST
6 1 (4.55%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) User Experience
2 1 (4.55%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (36.36%) BDD
3 8 (36.36%) TDD
4 6 (27.27%) Scrum
5 5 (22.73%) Domain-Driven Design
5 5 (22.73%) Integration Testing
5 5 (22.73%) SOLID
6 4 (18.18%) Inversion of Control
6 4 (18.18%) Logistics
7 3 (13.64%) ATDD
7 3 (13.64%) CRM
7 3 (13.64%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
7 3 (13.64%) Kanban
7 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
7 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
7 3 (13.64%) YAGNI
8 2 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (9.09%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) C#
2 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
3 2 (9.09%) Java
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) PHP
4 1 (4.55%) Python
4 1 (4.55%) Ruby
4 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
2 2 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.55%) CHECK Team Member
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
2 2 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (4.55%) CODA